Deliciously chocolatey & nutrient rich sweet potato brownies
Vegan, dairy free, gluten free
The perfect treat when you need that chocolate fix or a great healthy treat for kids!
Plus make sure to read until the end to find out whats great about the ingredients 👍
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Sweet Potato Brownies
( Makes 10-12 brownies)
2-3 medium-large sweet potatoes (700 g)
5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
100 g ground buckwheat or gluten free oats
14 medjool dates
80 g ground almonds
4 tablespoons of maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
3 squares of dark chocolate
- Start by preheating the oven to 180*C. Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut into chunks and place into steamer for 20 minutes or until they become very soft.
- Once they are perfectly soft and beginning to fall apart, remove them and add them to a food processor with the pitted dated. Blend until a smooth, creamy mix forms.
- Put the remaining ingredients into a bowl, before mixing in the sweet potato and date combination. Stir well.
- Place the mix into a lined baking dish and cook for about 30-45 minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork and bring it out dry. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
- While they are cooling, melt the dark chocolate and pour it over the brownies. Spread the icing and allow it to cool for another 5 minutes.
- If you don’t have raw cacao powder, you can use conventional cocoa powder, but you will need to use at least double the quantity.
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:
Sweet potatoes are a delicious low GI starchy carbohydrate, providing slow release energy for the body. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins A, C & B (which makes them great for your immune system). They are easily digestible and high in prebiotic fibre which promotes healthy gut bacteria.
Sweet potatoes are also full of other nutrients like manganese, copper, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; all of which work together to keep your blood, digestion, and whole body healthy.
Raw cacao powder
Cacao powder comes from the cacao bean. In its raw form, raw cacao contains many beneficial rejuvenating elements, including antioxidants, magnesium, calcium, potassium and B vitamins.
Buckwheat is a complex whole grain and is full of fibre. It is also high in riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), as well as phosphorus, magnesium, iron, folate, zinc copper, manganese and flavanoids.
Buckwheat is a plant-based food that contains high-quality proteins. It is a complete protein that contains all essential amino acids, along with essential fatty acids. It's high in amino acid lysine, which is great for tissue repair and can be helpful in repairing collagen.
Medjool dates are helpful in satisfying a sweet tooth, while also containing dietary fiber, potassium, manganese,copper, B family vitamins, vitamin A, magnesium, and calcium.
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants, high in vitamin E, protein and fibre and magnesium.
Maple syrup is high in sugar, but it also contains some minerals and antioxidants compared to refined sugar. But, as with all sugar-based sweeteners, if you're eating it, make sure to do so in moderation only.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know how you get on! :)